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The Team and Facilities:

The drama team is made up of a four teachers. The drama studio is part of the Creative Arts block and is a purpose built studio with flexible staging, theatre lighting and sound facilities.

 

Key Stage 3:

At KS3 students in Year 7 and 8 have a double lesson of drama on a rotation with Art, they spend every other half term in drama. Students are initially introduced to the basic skills required in drama and then they focus on the theatre styles and techniques that are needed to follow the subject at GCSE. These styles include ancient Greek theatre and melodrama as well as Shakespeare and comedy.

There is also a drama club open to all students once a week and opportunities to take part in performances in the local community

 

Key Stage 4:

From Year 9 students have the option to follow a GCSE programme in drama. Students have three lessons a week in scripted work, devising and preparation for a written exam as well as learning more about the world of theatre. As part of the GCSE course with exam board Edexcel, students will attend at least one theatre performance to expand their knowledge and understanding

 

Key Stage 5:

Edexcel Theatre Studies is an A level option that pupils can select and is a clear continuation from the GCSE course studying devising, scripting and play analysis at a more advanced level. This course prepares pupils to study any of the performance arts for Higher Education courses.

 

SUBJECT

YEAR GROUP

EXAM BOARD

SPECIFICATION

Drama 9 Pearson Edexcel GCSE Drama (8491)
Drama 10 Pearson Edexcel GCSE Drama (8491)
Drama 11 Pearson Edexcel GCSE Drama (8491)